RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College first-year Aitor Zerdilas-Herrera was recognized for his perfect week on the courts with Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week honors, for the week ending April 7, 2019.
Zerdilas-Herrera went 6-0 in matches last week with a 3-0 record at no. 1 singles – all by straight sets - and a 3-0 mark at no. 1 doubles, leading Earlham men's tennis to a 3-0 record for the week.
His week included a 6-4, 6-1 win over Hanover's Pablo Gallart Polo and a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Manchester's Connor Eichenauer, guiding the Quakers to a pair of HCAC victories over Hanover (7-2) and Manchester (9-0). In doubles play, Zerdilas-Herrera teamed up with Aleksandr Sergeev for a pair of 8-0 victories over their HCAC opponents.
Zerdilas-Herrera ended the week by leading Earlham to a 9-0 win over four-time defending OAC champion John Carroll University, including a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over JCU's Andy Sciliano at no. 1 singles.
Earlham men's tennis currently holds a 10-7 overall record, with a 2-1 mark in the HCAC. The Quakers are at home for their next three matches, starting with a match against conference-foe Defiance College on Wednesday, April 10, at 4:30 p.m.
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